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Tropicana: Tips? Opinions? Experiences?

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by gs32794, Jun 22, 2017.

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  1. gs32794

    gs32794 VIP Whale

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    Staying on a 2 night comp in late August. Been to Vegas a dozen times, but never stayed at Trop before. Curious about room categories? Food? Gaming? Pool? General impressions? Luckily both bridges will be open. Thanks.
     
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    Staying 2 night comp now (one night done). Excellent welcome...skipped long check-in line as an "invited guest". I only asked to be close to elevator (bad knees) and was given a sixth floor king room facing MGM in Paradise Tower. The room is clean neat but old fashioned (we just came from the Cosmo!) Staff are all friendly and accommodating. The casino has fewer slots and tables than before Penn National too over. We ate at Beach Cafe which we found expensive for a pretty ordinary experience. Good thing we have a car rental with the bridge closed, we feel a little isolated.
     
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    I'm going to Linq for the three days after.... much more of a lateral move than coming from Cosmo!

    Thanks Nickle. If someone mentions when the bridge will be open, please post. I will be carless and probably have to hoof it to cheaper eats. Did you just go to an "invited guest"line or did someone direct you from the regular line?

    Good luck and win a few more nights!
     
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    I really like the Beach Cafe. Biscayne is very good but not sure if it is still open as I read something is replacing it. Bacio is very good. I enjoy the live entertainment in the Tropicana Lounge.
     
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    Haven't stayed in almost 2 years. (I will be there on July 15th.) The Paradise tower are generally the best rooms.

    I like the smaller casino. I can find the wife playing slots while the dealer shuffles the deck between shoes. I never have trouble finding a seat at blackjack, and the rules are decent.

    They were generous with comps last time I was there. Charge some meals to your room, they may pick up the tab.

    We really like the friendly atmosphere of the hotel.
     
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    I can't answer that one. Sorry. Just ask the pit boss at the table games when you get a chance.
     
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    Parking is still free! :)
     
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    I just assumed that my marketing offer was a guest invite. (I had a Marquee Rewards card from visits to the Hollywood Casino near Harrisburg Pennsylvania and the The M Resort which triggered the offer)
     
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    Most people in the know on these things will not discuss them. If a casino employee passes that info along, they face discipline up to and including termination and Penn is very strict on that.

    My understanding is Penn is putting $100million into the property. Hopefully they do something nice with it.
     
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    Wow. Didn't know that. I mostly play at CET. When there is a daily points promotion, they list the earning time as 6:00am - 5:59am. Although they don't say it outright, you know what the gaming day is.
     
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    The reason it is not allowed to be discussed by gaming employees is it helps those wishing to avoid title 31 reporting to do just that. Anything over a specific amount per day must be reported due to money laundering, knowing the gaming days helps those wishing to do wrong circumvent the process.
     
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    I've never heard of that. Most casinos I've interacted with are kind of open about their gaming day. especially since there are promotions like free slot play that are good on specific gaming days. The fine print will show the not only the date but also the time that the offer expires. That time is usually the end of the gaming day.
     
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    Kind of new at this, can someone please tell me what a Gaming Day is. Thanks
     
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    @turk01

    A gaming day is just how the casinos define "a day" for the purposes of calculating your ADT (theoretical), promotions, etc. Many of them don't follow the normal day. So a casino's "gaming day" might run from 3:00AM to 2:59AM the next day. Jean Scott did a piece on it that provides a little more clarity here: https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/frugal-vegas/2013/09/14/what-is-a-day/.

    It can be important, especially for promotions. On my upcoming trip, I have an offer from a casino for 5x points for one day. I want to concentrate my play on that "day", so it's important to know the day so that I can schedule my play. In my case that casino's day runs midnight to 11:59PM, so I'll be doing a session starting at midnight until I'm tired enough to go to bed and then getting up the next day for more sessions. If the "day" ran 3:00AM too 3:00AM, I'd be starting my play the next morning when I normally get up, and do sessions through until late that night (with breaks, obviously, since I'm not a 20 hour in a stretch player).
     
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    If you want to visit Downtown you can catch the WAX bus across the street at MGM or NYNY, return bus drops you back at Trop. All tower rooms involve a long walk, used to be 'garden rooms' around the pool area which may have been the original hotel rooms. Easy walk to Hooters, not your typical Strip property.
     
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    Thanks Eliza, that's interesting never knew that.
     
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